Saturday, October 15, 2011
Woody Allen has new title for his Roman feature
Right after releasing his highest-grossing film of all-time in Cannes this year, Woody Allen flew to Rome to start preparing his next feature work about an European city. Although script details are not from public knowledge yet, it is expected to be his usual romantic existentialist comedy melting with the traditional commedia all'italiana style. For that he gathered an extraordinary cast: himself, Penélope Cruz ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network"), Alec Baldwin ("30 Tock" series), Ellen Page ("Juno"), Roberto Begnini ("Life is Beautiful"), among others. Until now, the film was being sold has Bop Decameron, for Woody first intended to tell a modern version of Giovanni Bocaccio's The Decameron, tales of erotic, tragic and satirical love journeys. The story ended up following a different path and yesterday the production announced the author changed the title to Nero Fiddled, referencing the famous expression "Nero fiddled while Rome burned". After watching Midnight in Paris, can't wait to see if Woody will keep up the expectations.